Recently there have been announcements among various government leaders on the topic of whether it continues to be appropriate to wear masks in very specific settings, and asking that businesses such as ours continue to review our public safety and mask requirements. As a business providing important health care services to the community, we are committed to top quality care that also prevents the spread of any illness, including COVID-19.  While we respect everyone’s personal choices surrounding this matter, the nature of our work with our patients require that we work in close proximity of each other and therefore we believe it is in the best interest of our business to continue wearing masks until further notice.  These precautions are appropriate given the demographics of many of our patients that place them in what medical experts consider “at risk” groups that are important to us to keep safe and well.
We will revisit this policy once we have more time and information to evaluate the impact the executive order has on our industry and community.  In the meantime, we respectfully ask that while you are providing us the privilege of caring for you and your loved ones, that you please respect our mask policy. Masks are required on every individual in the building, covering the mouth and nose. 
We understand that this has been a trying time for all involved, and we are all ready to get back to normal as soon as possible. We are working hard to create processes that will allow us to do so shortly. We are confident that within a short time, if we can all work together, we will return to normal. We are very excited to see your smiling faces again, soon.

Dr. Justo Featured in Arizona Republic Column By Emilio Justo on June 04, 2015

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ASK THE EXPERT: Cataract Correction Can Lead to Best Vision



Dr. Emilio Justo.jpgQuestion: What is a cataract?

Answer: It is inevitable that we will all one day be presented with these words: You have cataracts.

Once you learn that you are facing this rite of passage, you may realize that you have not been seeing light, colors and the world the way like you had in the past. Lights and colors are dimmed, you must get close to street signs to read them, the print on the TV is not clear and you cannot see the golf ball hit the green.

A cataract is the clouding of the eye's lens which sits just behind your pupil.

For most individuals, this clouding process is gradual and results from normal aging. There are more rapidly developing cataracts that do occur, particularly in those individuals using various steroid preparations and those who are diabetic.

Having cataracts can be an opportunity to make revolutionary changes to your vision that will impact your quality of life.

We are fortunate to live in an age when technology used for cataract surgery can be the best route to corrective eye surgery.

In many cases, your vision can ultimately be repaired to be the best vision you have ever had in your life, with painless outpatient laser cataract surgery. Lasers enable a level of precision that even the most talented surgical hand cannot.

Cataract surgery is an opportunity that opens the door to a new age of vision for you. There are a wide range of lens implants that can correct your vision — near and far — as well as astigmatism and ensures a higher level of freedom from eyeglasses.

Intraocular lenses can simultaneously restore near and far distance vision or pre-existing astigmatism.

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts — or fear you may get them — keep in mind that your diagnosis may actually be the opening for the best vision of your life.

Emilio M. Justo, M.D., is the Founder and Medical Director of the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center.



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Ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon Emilio Justo founded Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in 1989. With locations in Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg, AZ, we help patients from the Phoenix area and beyond improve and maintain their vision through quality eye care. Our doctors are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
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  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
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  • The Phoenix Ophthalmological Society

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